In list form:
1. A good doctor’s appointment for C which alleviated much of my worrying.
2. A visit from my mum!
3. Sushi for dinner!
4. Heading to bed early with a book. (I hope – we’ll see what happens after I hit publish!)
After some recent health concerns in our household, we’ve been adjusting our diet. Tonight I am grateful for access to affordable, fresh, healthy foods, and for a considerable string of new, successful recipes to add to our repertoire.
Today was a challenge. C woke up happy and full of beans, but that quickly disappeared once she got hungry and sleepy but too congested to do either. We trundled off the the walk-in clinic because she sounded wheezy, but she’s fine other than the congestion. She screamed and cried and hollered and it broke my heart.
And so today I am grateful for gentle words:
- from my husband, of whom much is asked
- from my mum, who always helps me see things in perspective
- from the doctor, who didn’t treat me like the crazy over-reacting first time mama I am.
I’d like a do-over on this weekend. Sick baby. Sick cat. Expensive cat. Exhausted mama. Cancelled plans. General frustration.
I’ll admit I let it get the best of me. I cried. I raged a bit. I was grumpy. I skipped posting yesterday’s gratitude, because frankly I wasn’t feeling grateful in the slightest.
So tonight, I am grateful that tomorrow is a new day. A clean start. Another opportunity to do better, to do differently.
(I’m also grateful for Starbucks and chocolate bars.)
I’m lying in bed right now, writing from my phone. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, and it’s been tough to have a grateful mind throughout the day.
But I’ve got it now: today I am grateful for the stroke of genius that lead us to put a king-size duvet on our queen-size bed. No more fights over who stole the blankets, and a big pile of cozy warm fluffiness to snuggle into every night!
Today I am grateful for a homemade almond milk latte (thanks Dad!) that helped me fight off the last of the sleepyhead syndrome this morning.
Sunshine on the ferry ride.
Dinner with my family.
Beer floats. (Seriously. Raspberry lambic + chocolate ice cream. Just trust me.)
Family family family.
A walk through Beacon Hill Park with peacocks and peahens everywhere.
This morning my husband got up with our daughter, while I stayed in bed for 20 delicious minutes with a good book, listening to my loves giggling together in the other room.